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About CHIP72

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  1. CHIP72

    Fire Hynes

    Basketball is a different game than hockey - 1-2 great players can turn into a bad basketball team into a very good one instantaneously. Everyone knew the 76ers were going to be bad in the Sam Hinkie “trust the process” years, including the 76ers themselves, and the franchise thought if it stockpiled enough high draft picks, it would get those 1-2 great players. (For whatever it is worth, as a 76ers fan I never fully trusted Sam Stinkie’s process.) What I said above isn’t true in hockey. Much like baseball, you need a handful of at least good to very good players to have the kind of depth to develop a good team. You can’t just stockpile draft picks. And the Devils’ moves this past offseason, coming after a disappointing season that itself followed a semi-surprising playoff season, yelled “we’re intending to get back to playoff contention now”. I don’t think any sort of move with Hynes will occur in immediate future, but the ice he’s skating on is getting thinner. If the Devils don’t start playing better, I could see Hynes getting axed as early as the end of November. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I didn't watch the entire game, but the portion I saw (most of the 3rd period) was so God damn boring and terrible it was hard to stay awake.
  3. What are you talking about? The Devils' identity so far is that they suck defensively, and when they don't suck defensively, they suck offensively.
  4. I was just going to say before that last Flyers goal that you know a game is going badly when the announcers are focusing more on talking about human interest stories than the game in front of them despite the fact the trailing team desperately needs to generate offensive pressure.
  5. I'm just wondering when the Devils are going to score their next goal with the way this game has been going.
  6. The one thing I'll say in a positive vein is last year the Devils got off to a 4-0 start, things looked great, and then everything turned to crap. It is possible the Devils will turn things around this season after a slow start. At least I hope so.
  7. I'm an Eagles fan, and attended the Jets/Eagles game at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday. All I can say is the Jets' offense really sucks.
  8. Whenever the Devils are pinned in their own end, it seems like Severson is on the ice 80-90% of the time. I don’t follow the Devils as closely as most people on here, but to me Severson’s career has been on a gradual but constant downward slide after he got off to a good start early in his rookie year. It’s hard to be -4 in a game when your team scores 4 goals in that game. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Winnipeg was getting good shots throughout much of the 2nd period, but Schneider was playing very well... The defense has been a little shaky for much of the game, but the goaltending has fallen off. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Great effort by Blake Coleman! The Devils are kicking some ass. Schneider is playing well too.
  11. Nice play by Bratt to force the turnover and get the assist on the Devils' first goal of the season.
  12. Nice play by Coleman - looked like he was beaten, and then he stole the puck and cleared the zone on the penalty kill.
  13. It should be noted this game is also on the NHL Network (Devils broadcast simulcast). (I'm flipping between this game and Dartmouth/Penn college football.) Subban made a great play on the shot block.
  14. Zajac doesn’t deserve to have his jersey retired, but he’s been a solid player for a long, long time. If the Devils restart their Ring of Honor, he would definitely deserve to be inducted into that group. Zajac IMO is actually a 1990s/2000s type of Devils player, but unlike the great, very good, and good players who played on those past Devils teams who were surrounded by many other quality players, Zajac hasn’t had much around him quality player-wise in recent years. Unlike many Devils players of recent years, Zajac could have played on those very good, past Devils teams and been a useful piece of puzzle in helping them win. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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